Saudi Arabia is a
country that occupies most of the Arabian peninsula and has coastlines on the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Neighbouring countries include
to the northwest,
to the northeast,
to the east, the
United Arab Emirates
to the southeast, and
to the south.
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Mecca or Makkah, located in western Saudi Arabia, is the holiest city in Islam. It is strictly forbidden for non-Muslims to enter the city and this is strongly enforced.
Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia, located slightly east of the center of the country in the heart of the Tuwaig escarpment.
Jeddah is on the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia. It the kingdom's second largest city, with a population of approximately 3,400,000, and a major commercial center in the country.
The Nejd, or Najd, is the central highland region of Saudi Arabia. Dominated by
, this is the ancestral home of the ruling al-Saud dynasty, and one of the most conservative parts of the Kingdom.
The Hejaz covers the central Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Home to both commercial hub
and the Islamic holy cities …
The Eastern Province is the largest province in Saudi Arabia, covering the entire Gulf coast of the country as well as the Saudi parts of the vast
Asir is "South" in Arabic. Here we use "Asir" for the whole Southern region of the country including three provinces: The region borders
, most of it was once claimed by Yemen, and there are cultural resemblances.
The North of Saudi Arabia covers the little-visited provinces of
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